Is everything really worse?

A number of people have pointed me to this article, outlining David Lowery’s talk at the SF MusicTech Summit where he attacked iTunes and Amazon (the ‘new model’ of the music industry) for taking a roughly 30% cut of revenues without – Lowery claims – taking on any risk or capital expense.  So, where record labels [...]

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Solo: Premiere by Paul Silverthorne

[ February 10, 2012; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ]

The first allegretto from Britten's "Lachrymae"

At his free LSO Discovery Friday lunchtime concert - 12:30 at LSO St. Luke’s this Friday - LSO and London Sinfonietta principal violist Paul Silverthorne will be premiering a new collaborative work for Viola entitled Solo.  This work is a sort of collaborative effort between Mark Simpson (Mov. I), Darren Bloom [...]

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Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, Sing, Sing, Sing!

[ March 9, 2012; 7:30 am to 9:30 am. ] This collaborative piece, written with pianist Adam Swayne, receives a re-premiere after heavy revision at the University of Chichester “NEW MUSIC CHI” concert: a celebration of New Music from around the campus and around the world, featuring the University’s Contemporary Music Group and new pieces inspired by exhibits in the University’s Otter Gallery.

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The (digital) future of classical music?

Over at the incredibly useful Baekdal.com, Thomas Baekdal has some thoughts on the future of Television.  His general argument can be outlined like this:

People currently pay about $130 a month for a cable TV over which they have little control, limited access and in which they receive a huge amount of content they don’t use.
People [...]

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Sonata, World Premiere

[ February 27, 2012; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Aaron’s work Sonata, for 3 bass clarinets, Eb clarinet, percussionist and timpani resonance will be premiered on 27th February at 8:00pm in the Music Hall of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.  The piece will be played once, there will be a chance to speak to the performers & Aaron about the work, and [...]

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